A decision on H-4 holders’ eligibility status for employment will soon be taken by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These H-4 visa holders are spouses of H-1B visa holders. Under the United States Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, an update sent to “the Unified Agenda” stated that a decision to be taken for the H-4 visas was expected in May which has ended. It has been said broadly that the decision is expected to take place in 2019 spring which is ending on 20th June. This eligibility status for H-4 holders’ employment began in 2015; however, the proposal may be taken down by the DHS. It was noted on 25th February 2015 that a final rule was published by the DHS to extend the eligibility for authorization of employment to H-4 holders, who were in need of a lawful permanent resident status based on employment. Now, another notice is being published to amend the first rule with the proposal of removing the H-4 holders from this authorization. February 2019, the USCIS said it was “economically significant” to put an end to the eligibility of the H-4 visa holders. A proposal was made to that effect and why they should be canceled. It is stated that the workers from the US will benefit from this because there will be enough vacancies to be filled in the labor market, which the H-4 holders will no longer occupy.
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